The Coachella Valley: Our Own Unique Economy

By |2021-05-13T17:59:11-07:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Data Digest, Economic Development, Innovation|Tags: , |

In an earlier blog, I discussed how the Coachella Valley is subsumed by the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Recently we teased the idea of succeeding and creating our own MSA, an idea that has been floating around the valley for quite some time. It turns out that MSAs must contain at least one [...]

Observations From the Road: What My 5-year Doctoral Journey has Taught Me About the Coachella Valley Economy

By |2021-05-11T22:32:48-07:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Economic Development|Tags: , , , |

In the summer of 2016, I began my doctoral-level academic journey. My destination was to more deeply understand the Coachella Valley economy. I wanted to determine what ailed our region and identify the steps we could individually and collectively take to improve our economy. I thought I had an excellent grasp of our market. As [...]

The Importance of Regional Economic Development for the Coachella Valley

By |2021-05-13T16:54:57-07:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Data Digest, Economic Development|Tags: , , , |

This week we celebrate Economic Development Week. Since 2016, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has emphasized the importance of economic development during a week in May: this year, from May 9-15. The ideals celebrated this week - of economic development standing at the core of well-being and quality of life - are embodied at [...]

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